Pro Activ • Proactiv Repairing Lotion • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Summertime causes tiny little bumps on my hairline, I am guessing from perspiration. A BP cream at night is the only thing that makes them go away. This product is completely overpriced and super dupeable. Nature's Cure Acne treatment (the one with the pills) has a cream that is ten times better than this. I tried this proactiv product again the other day b/c I found it tucked away in a drawer and quickly remember why I stuck it there. This causes tiny clogged pores on my face (jawline and chin) no matter how little I apply.If used as a spot treatment it causes the entire area to become inflamed and over a period of a couple of days you end up with dry flaky patches. I pitched this and went back to my natures cure.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I use this lotion in combination with Purpose Gentle Cleanser and Dan's AHA + lotion.
The Pro-activ system as a whole (I used it when I was 16), is unnecessary, but the lotion by itself is a good component as it is actually the step that you want to treat your acne with because it is what is soaking into your skin (versus the wash that well...just washes off).
The lotion has a mild fragrance, and there is nothing moisturizing about the product (at least, not for me), and it will more than likely dry out your skin and make it red. As a stand alone product (if I'm lazy or going to be in the sun a lot, I may skip the AHA), I use it to treat my pimples and have had great success so far in doing this. I started my regimen in December 2011, and break out much less now (if ever- unless I have finals or I've been physically active lately...you can treat acne...but acne and stress on your body is a different story). It dries out pimples and kills the bacteria inside them quickly, and in combination with the AHA+ essentially annihilates them and allows for quick recovery if they pop up.
Salicylic acid breaks me out like no other. Consider trying BP if this is a problem for you, but take into consideration what else you are doing as well and experiment with your regimen to find what works for you.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Lenth of use: 7 years
Frequency of use: Daytime only.
-Prevents major breakouts... I am prone to cystic breakouts and several pimples at a time.
-Does not irritate skin and I have tried MANY lotions and creams... I always go back to this.
-Works well on its own. I used to do the whole 3 step system for the first couple years. Then found a cheaper toner and cleanser as my skin calmed down.
-Absorbs well into skin. I wait 15 min before applying foundation.
-Does not make my skin look oily.
-Feels hydrating enough for me and I do not need too much hydration having oily skin.
-A nickle size is enough to cover my whole face.
-For daytime use only, the 3oz bottle lasts me about 6 to 7 months... not bad at $20 something dollars for a bottle.
-I prefer tubes versus bottle so I can really squeeze out the last bit left.
Do not expecta a miracle. This does not completely prevent acne... what product actually does though? The occassional pimple I get, which is a lot less than prior to use of this product, is a pimple usually related to my cycle, sleep, activity and eating pattern. The major flareups I have ever had were the three times I strayed from using this BP lotion and tried other acne fighting lotions which only gave me more acne. This seems to be the only BP lotion that works with my skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
As a system you have to be very careful because it can burn your face. Lately I havent used the whole system. Just my sensitive cleanser cetaphil + this lotion at night and my acne had been calm. This individual product is good but for this lotion alone is like $18 and the bottle is kind of small so be aware
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I love using this for any breakouts or pending breakouts. It works wonderfully on face and chest. Sometimes I get bumps on my chest from being under the sun and this works overnight and my skin is smooth the next morning. This is part of the 3 step system but I only use the Repairing lotion. Definitely recommended.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this about two years ago and was using it regularly and it worked, but I found that after a couple months, it stopped working and I broke out. I never used it again and found something cheaper.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Don't fall for the hype!!!! I was not satisfied with any of the Proactiv products I've purchased. I've found better products at drugstores for a significant fraction of the price. I got MORE acne (white heads) after using this product, plus it made my face feel greasy. The only reason I rated it 1 is because it has a mild scent, and is mild on the skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
Very good product. I used this as part of the entire ProActiv system years ago and it helped clear my skin. This lotion was gentle to my skin and did not cause any adverse effects. I liked that it only took a tiny amount for my whole face. That little bottle lasted a long time! Now that my face has mostly cleared up except for hormonal breakouts, and I'm terrified of aging my face before its time, I am scaling back the use of this to spot treatment only. However, I would recommend that any acne sufferers try this lotion, or the Equate version. They both worked the same for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have been using the Walmart Equate Repairing Lotion ($4.18, and the ingredients are basically the same, see the end of my review for the Equate ingredients) for over a month now and my skin has vastly improved! It is less red, pores are a bit smaller, and hardly any breakouts now! I actually got a compliment the other day on my skin from a total stranger and that has never happened to me in my life!! This is the only thing that I have found that has unclogged my skin! I do not use the entire Proactiv line (Walmart's Equate does sell knock offs of the Proactive Cleanser & Toner). I tried all three products many years ago and it made my breakouts worse! I use this with my Renee Rouleau products instead of using glycolic acid (glycolic makes me break out). I only apply this once in the evening after I have applied my Renee Rouleau moisturizer. Only applying this without another moisturizer dries me out too bad and leads to breakouts. Using it twice a day, dries me out too much, too. All, in all, I recommend this product, especially the Walmart version since it is so cheap. It's worth a shot!
Equate Repairing Lotion Ingredients: Active Ingredient: 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide. Inactive Ingredients: purified water, ethoxydiglycol, cyclotetrasiloxane, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, propylene glycol, dimethicone, glyceryl stearate, cyclopentasiloxane, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, PEG-100 stearate, panthenol, allantoin, triethanolamine, carbomer, xantham gum, fragrance
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I like this to keep acne away. It doesn't seem to help a lot on the acne I already have, and it's EXTREMELY drying to my face (especially now that it's winter). After I apply this to my face I quickly use emu oil or another moisturizer I have to keep my face soft. I would buy it again since it helps prevent a lot of acne from coming up. Just remember to moisturize very well after!!